Prime Minister of Portugal

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Prime Minister of
the Portuguese Republic
da República Portuguesa
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António Costa

since 26 November 2015
StyleHis Excellency[1]
Member ofCouncil of State
Council of Ministers
European Council
ResidenceSão Bento Mansion
SeatLisbon, Portugal
AppointerPresident of Portugal
Term lengthFour years (Parliament can be dissolved sooner);
No term limits.
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the
Third Republic
Inaugural holderPedro de Sousa Holstein, Marquess of Palmela
Formation24 September 1834; 188 years ago (1834-09-24)
Salary70,023.52 (2015)

Prime Minister (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro; pronounced: [pɾiˈmɐjɾu miˈniʃtɾu]) is the current title of the head of government of Portugal.

Duties[change | change source]

As head of government, the Prime Minister coordinates the actions of ministers, represents the Government of Portugal to the other bodies of state, is accountable to Parliament and keeps the President informed. The Prime Minister can hold the role of head of government with the portfolio of one or more ministries.

Appointment[change | change source]

There is no limit to the number of terms a person can serve as Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of the Republic.

List of prime ministers[change | change source]

Portuguese prime ministers of the Third Portuguese Republic:

Living former prime ministers[change | change source]

As of November 2022, there are seven living former prime ministers of Portugal, as seen below.

The most recent Prime Minister to die was Diogo Freitas do Amaral (served 4 December 1980 – 9 January 1981), on 3 October 2019, aged 78.

References[change | change source]

  1. United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service Public List: Heads of State – Heads of Government – Ministers For Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. Miguel Santos (23 September 2015). "E agora um tema sensível: os políticos são mal pagos?". Observador (in Portuguese). Lisbon. Retrieved 12 October 2016. O mesmo se aplica ao primeiro-ministro: este ano, Pedro Passos Coelho recebe um salário mensal de 5.001,68 euros brutos, menos 12% do que recebia em 2010, antes dos cortes.

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